Extreme E: Rosberg X Racing Set Qualifying Pace In Dramatic Opening Session

Rosberg X Racing (RXR) set the pace in the first qualifying session of Extreme E Season 2 in NEOM, Saudi Arabia, in an action-packed Qualifying 1 which was disrupted by a red flag following a crash for Veloce Racing’s Christine GZ.

Inaugural Extreme E Champions RXR proved they haven’t lost their touch, finishing fastest in Q1, with Johan Kristoffersson and new team-mate Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky setting a benchmark time of 9:03:604 to top the leaderboard.

Q1 proved to be a tight fought battle on the sands of NEOM, with the top five runners covered within 15 seconds over the two-lap course.

In second were last year’s runners-up X44 followed by Genesys Andretti United Extreme E, whose runs over the 6.9km course were both hindered by five-second time penalties. Rounding out the top five were Chip Ganassi Racing and XITE Energy Racing.

Veloce Racing’s GZ and team-mate Lance Woolridge had looked strong throughout their Qualifying run, but a huge crash for the Spaniard denied them a shot at the top spot.

GZ was able to get out of the car and has been taken to a local hospital for further assessment. Further details on GZ’s condition will be shared when we have more information.

Q1 Results:

  1. Rosberg X Racing 9:03:604
  2. X44 +6.911
  3. Genesys Andretti United Extreme E +11.091
  4. Chip Ganassi Racing +12.238
  5. Xite Energy Racing +13.799
  6. Acciona | Sainz XE Team +17.751
  7. McLaren XE +23.375
  8. ABT Cupra XE +46.781
  9. JBXE +1:00:763
  10. Veloce Racing NR

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